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Cortisone acetate is a white to practically white, odorless, crystalline powder. It is stable in air. It is insoluble in water. The molecular weight is 402.49. It is designated chemically as 21-(acetyloxy)-17- hydroxy-pregn-4-ene-3,11,20-trione. The empirical formula is C23H30O6.

Tablets: Glucocorticoids are adrenocortical steroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, which are readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.

Cortone (Cortisone Acetate) tablets contain 25 mg of cortisone acetate in each tablet. Inactive ingredients are lactose, magnesium stearate, and starch.

IM Injection: Cortone sterile suspension is a sterile suspension containing 50 mg per milliliter of cortisone acetate in an aqueous medium (pH 5.0 to 7.0). Inactive ingredients per ml: sodium chloride, 9 mg; polysorbate 80, 4 mg; sodium carboxymethylcellulose, 5 mg; Water for Injection q.s. 1 ml. Benzyl alcohol, 9 mg, added as preservative.

No attempt should be made to alter Cortone Acetate sterile suspension. Diluting it or mixing it with other substances may affect the state of suspension or change the rate of absorption and reduce its effectiveness.


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BRAND NAMES: Adreson; Altesona; Cortate; Cortison Ciba; Cortison Nycomed; Cortisone; Cortisone Acetate; Cortisoni Acetas; Cortistab; Cortisyl; Cortogen; Cortone; Cortone Acetato; Cortone-Azetat; Scheroson
(Foreign brand names outside U.S. in italics)

COST OF THERAPY: $12.19 (Asthma; Tablet; 25 mg; 1/day; 365 days)

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